On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die

Famous Birthdays

  • E. J. Peaker, American actress (That's Life), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2017)
  • Ranjit Fernando, Sri Lankan cricket wicket-keeper (1975 World Cup), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Robert Kardashian, American lawyer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi, dies at 74